CentOS 7.5 On Ryzen

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CentOS 7.5 On Ryzen

Post by kbocek » 2018/06/15 18:57:44

CentOS 7 had problems on Ryzen systems. The answer was apparently to install kernel 4.10 but there is no way to do this while in the installer.

Has this changed with 7.5? I see the new kernel-alt package that provides the 4.14 kernel. How does this work while installing? Is anyone running on Ryzen now?

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Re: CentOS 7.5 On Ryzen

Post by TrevorH » 2018/06/16 11:44:39

The kernel-alt package is not for x86* based machines, it's for some (one?) of the other architectures like ppc.

There may well be fixes for Ryzen compatibility in the 7.5 distro kernel. The kernel changelog (from rpm -q --changelog kernel-3.10.0-862.3.3.el7) contains over 13 thousand lines since the 7.4 kernel. There are other people successfully using CentOS 7 on AMD machines.
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Re: CentOS 7.5 On Ryzen

Post by kbocek » 2018/06/18 15:33:47

Ok, that explains the confusing architecture summary

https://access.redhat.com/documentation ... hitectures

Glad to hear people are successfully using Ryzen with CentOS. I only have the new workstation I recently built. I guess I'll do a USB key install as a test and see what happens.

Anybody recommend any good Ryzen server motherboards?

Thanks for the reply Trevor

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Re: CentOS 7.5 On Ryzen

Post by kbocek » 2018/06/24 17:35:43

I tried booting my Ryzen 7 workstation into the 7.5 installer. Kernel panic.

Trevor says there are many here successfully installing on a Ryzen host. Please share. How did you do it.

I've seen reports of people installing on a hard drive on an Intel machine, upgrading to kernel 4.1 and then moving that drive to a Ryzen host. That's not going to work for my intended application: installing on a server array.

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Re: CentOS 7.5 On Ryzen

Post by dvantongerloo » 2018/07/22 15:36:22

yes i have found a way use the uefi boot option on your motherboard, works good, the old mbr way gives kernel panic( time to move on new age off booting )....................
i have ryzen 1600 + Asrock A320M , not realy fansie but it works.

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Re: CentOS 7.5 On Ryzen

Post by kbocek » 2018/07/23 15:16:20

Good idea. I still struggle with UEFI. I figured out how to setup a UEFI boot on my TFTP server. It's hard on some hosts to initiate a UEFI PXE boot.

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Re: CentOS 7.5 On Ryzen

Post by desertcat » 2018/07/23 22:15:27

kbocek wrote:
2018/06/18 15:33:47
Ok, that explains the confusing architecture summary

https://access.redhat.com/documentation ... hitectures

Glad to hear people are successfully using Ryzen with CentOS. I only have the new workstation I recently built. I guess I'll do a USB key install as a test and see what happens.

Anybody recommend any good Ryzen server motherboards?

Thanks for the reply Trevor
I hear that the ASUS Prime X370-Pro and ASUS Prime X470-Pro are good boards. Indeed my next build -- in a few years from now -- will be based on one of those two boards. By then I hope there will be a good users base with experience. The one draw back... It looks as though you will have to go to UEFI.. like it or not.

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